American Brewing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, ca. 1891
In January 1890, Henry, Oscar, and Hugo Koehler founded the American Brewing Company in St. Louis. The following year, an entry on the company appeared in George Washington Orear’s Commercial and Architectural St. Louis (1891). The entry included this detailed, full-page illustration of the company’s gigantic plant, which, according to Gould’s St. Louis Directory for 1891, was located at 2814 to 2824 South Seventh St. From: George Washington Orear, Commercial and Architectural St. Louis. St. Louis, MO: D. Jones & Co., 1891, p. 131.